Ludwig 6.5X14 Hammered Copper Snare Drum- Imperial Lug  From Ludwig

Constructed from the legendary Ludwig Timpani Copper.



Retail:  $1,244.00

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What We Think

Following a long history of great drums, Ludwig has released copper as a new shell into the family of esteemed drums. Built to the same standards as the Black Beauty or Supraphonic, the Ludwig Copper Phonic drum brings a new sound for the discerning player.

For nearly 100 hundred years, Ludwig has been crafting tympani drums with copper so these guys know a thing or two about the beautiful metal. The copper brings a dryness we love that is not found from the usual brass or aluminum offerings Ludwig have in their catalog. This dry metal, coupled with the wider flanges from the hand-spun shell, provide a full-bodied note with all of the sensitivity you have come to know and love from a Ludwig metal snare drum.

Visually striking, the Copper Phonics is available in a smooth shell, patina finish, or polished hammered shells with the option of Imperial or Tube lugs as well. Regardless of where your eye takes you, the Ludwig Copper Phonic brings the delicate balance of beauty and tone that is sure to please your ears. 

Ludwig 6.5X14 Hammered Copper Snare Imperial Lugs Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums expert Barry Knain explains the various features of Ludwig 6.5X14 Hammered Copper snare, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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    • Ludwig 6.5X14 Hammered Copper Snare Drum- Imperial Lug

Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

With close to 100 years' experience building copper timpani, the newest member to the Ludwig USA snare drum range is the Copper Phonic snare drum. Featuring a dark raw copper finish that makes every one unique.

Built to the same professional standards as the Black Beauty, Supraphonic, and Bronze Phonic models, the new Copper Phonic is an exemplary addition to Ludwig's USA family and a legend in the making. Available in 5x14" (LC661), and 6.5 x14"(LC663) sizes.  Both drums feature a dark raw copper finish, 1.2mm thick shell, Imperial lugs, and 2.3mm hoops.


About Manufacturer

Touted as “the most famous name on drums,” Ludwig stands today as one of the most legendary and revered American drum manufacturers of all time. Founded in 1909 under the name Ludwig & Ludwig, the company has existed under a number of different owners and names, with the Ludwig brand operating today as a subsidiary of Conn-Selmer. Throughout almost 110 years of change, one thing has remained constant: Ludwig’s dedication to building high-quality drums with that signature Ludwig tone. Over the years, Ludwig drums have laid down solid backbeats and infectious grooves at the hands of drummers like John Densmore, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and of course, Ringo Starr. Their iconic kits from the 60s and 70s remain highly coveted by collectors and players alike, but their new offerings continue to uphold the legendary Ludwig name just the same. 


Ludwig Copper Phonic Snare Drum Features:

  • Copper Shell
  • 45 Degree Bearing Edges
  • Chrome Hardware
  • 2.3mm Flanged Hoops
  • Steel Snare Wires